Average cost per year*
Average cost per beneficiary*
Pioglitazone is a diabetes drug (thiazolidinedione-type, also called "glitazones") used along with a proper diet and exercise program to control high blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes. It works by helping to restore your body's proper response to insulin, thereby lowering your blood sugar. Controlling high blood sugar helps prevent kidney damage, blindness, nerve problems, loss of limbs, and sexual function problems. Proper control of diabetes may also lessen your risk of a heart attack or stroke. Pioglitazone is used either alone or in combination with other diabetes medications (such as metformin or a sulfonylurea such as glyburide). Talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of pioglitazone. NOTE: This is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.
*Origin of the terms and chart data used within this page: https://data.cms.gov/
Yes, Actos is covered by Medicare.
In 2021, the average cost per dose of Actos was $17.84.
The average dose of Actos received per year is 141,272 units
378 Medicare beneficiaries received Actos in 2021, which was a -0.21% from 2020
There were 1,619 claims made by Medicare beneficiaries, which is a -0.2% from 2020
The average spending amount per claim in 2021 was $1,080.87
The average Medicare spending per beneficiary amount for Actos was $4,629.44
Takeda Pharmace received $1,749,928.48
The total amount spent on Actos by Medicare is $1,749,928.48
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